Completely agree with all of this. I would drop Rice immediately. Even when he comes back, he won't be last year's version of Sidney Rice. Not worth holding up a roster spot all season waiting for him to get back up to speed.
I'm going to stay far away from VJax in my draft this Saturday. I know he could pay big dividends and be a great value pick at some point this season, especially for owners able to grab him in later rounds, but I don't want the anxiety of wondering what his status will be.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Definitely gives me some things to think about. My point of comfort is that my starting RBs are Frank Gore and Steven Jackson, so hopefully neither of them gets injured.
if you have an IR spot i would use it for rice until someone more crucial gets hurt (knock on wood), sometimes it takes a few days for a player to show IR eligible. if you dont have an IR spot then i agree with the drop.
VJax is still going WAY too high from what ive seen, theres no guarantee the guy will even play this year, definitely stay away unless something changes in the next couple days.
I am going to be in three leagues this year, my one running league from the last 7 years and 2 new ones with some crazy point rules.
Now, in recent years I've grown accustomed to having a middle-end pick and I've had great success. Now I find myself actually loathing having #1 pick. Last time I had that was when LT was the man and broke down after two record setting years. I'm just about certain it will be Chris Johnson, even though I fell in love with Ray Rice last year after stealing him at 6th round. (Quick side note for ZForce - keep Celek, he had great rapport in the few games last year with Kolb, he was my 11th round sleeper).
So, my wrap around pick will be #24. I'm hoping Ryan Grant would be hanging around, but I'm guessing not. I would expect Roddy White, maybe Brandon Marshall....I don't know. I really don't like a lot of the guys ranked overall around that number. Some good steals in the middle rounds to be had I think.....anyone else get into this predicament?
grant almost certainly wont be around, but theres an outside chance. in my 2 drafts so far players around there include miles austin, greg jennings, desean jackson, marques colston, jamaal charles, cedric benson... id go with the best WR you can grab at that spot for sure, then take your pick of a RB, WR or top QB.